Incorporating dental health into your whole body health is an essential part of obtaining optimal health.
Our oral health is an interesting subject because it can either be a contributing factor in some diseases or it can be influenced by other health conditions within our body. A thorough exam by both your dentist and your health care provider should be considered before embarking on extensive work in the mouth. For instance, a patient that is complaining of brain fog and difficulty recalling words on demand may have an autoimmune condition in which the breakdown of the blood brain barrier is involved. Embarking on the removal of all mercury filings may trigger a worsening of their condition as the toxins cross into the brain through the damaged blood brain barrier and cause additional damage to the brain.
Many patients are given a clean bill of oral health yet something may have been missed. Often when reviewing Thermal Imaging studies with clients their scan indicates an abnormal heat pattern in the oral region. What happened, what may have been missed?
Healthy vs Unhealthy Oral Heat Patterns
Most traditional Dentists examine the mouth in two ways:
- X-rays to view problems with the teeth themselves.
- Visual inspection with their eyes to check for redness in the gums, oral cancer, etc.
Cavitation in the Jaw Bone
We are all familiar with the term, “cavity” to describe a hole in the tooth however, what you may not be familiar with is the term “cavitation”. A cavitation is a hole in the jawbone that releases toxins into the body and up until more recent years has gone relatively undetected as they cannot be seen with a regular x-ray.
Biological Dentists are looking at the mouth as an integrative part of the whole body by incorporating other tools in order to detect cavitations and overgrowth or unwanted presence of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, spirochetes and parasites as well as looking at compatibility tests, lab results and thermal scans. Microscopes are being added to the evaluation of oral hygiene and newer technologies such as specialized high powered CT scans and a pulsed ultra sound called a Cavitat machine are being used to detect cavitations.
A few Predisposing factors for cavitations:
- Clotting disorders which may lead to oxygen depletion to the bone
- Radiation or Chemotherapy for Cancer
- Systemic Diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Lupus, Hyperlipidemia
- Thyroid & Growth Hormone Deficiencies
A few Initiating factors for cavitations:
- Physical trauma – anything that disrupts bone tissue
- Extractions; Dental injections; periodontal surgery
- Root canal procedures; root canal bacteria
- Grinding – Bruxism
- Metallic restorations
- Bacterial trauma; Periodontal disease; Cysts; Abscesses
- Dead teeth; Improper cleaning after extraction
I encourage you to learn more about oral health and it’s relationship to your whole body. Here are several books and web sites that will expand on this subject even further:
Whole Body Dentistry Discover the Missing Piece To Better Health by Mark A. Breiner, DDS
It’s All In Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness by Dr. Hal A. Huggins
Dr Ray Belum, DDS in Clearwater, Florida has a great description on his web site as well as information on how they form, predispositions and ways of treating.
To Your Health . . . Naturally,